Industrial Relations in Education
Transforming the School Workforce
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Industrial Relations in Education by Bob Carter
Book DescriptionAll phases of education from pre-school to post-compulsory, in virtually all parts of the world, have experienced unprecedented reform and restructuring in recent years. Restructuring has largely been driven by a global agenda that has promoted the development of human capital as the key to economic competitiveness in the global market. This book adopts an inter-disciplinary approach drawing not only on education research but also from the fields of industrial sociology, management studies and labour process theory to locate the reform agenda within a wider picture relating to teachers, their professional identities and their experience of work. In doing so the book draws on critical perspectives that seek to challenge orthodox policy discourses relating to remodelling. Illustrating of how education policy is shaped by discourses within the wider socio-political environment and how unionization and inter-organizational bargaining between unions exerts a decisive, but often ignored, influence on policy development at both a State and institutional level, this book is a must read for anyone researching or studying employment relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415414548
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Bob Carter
University of Leicester, UK
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